By Musa Sunusi Ahmad
In an attempt to assist the eight victims hit by stray bullets during last week protest of the killing of a young man in Atyap Chiefdom, the Southern Kaduna People’s Union, SOKAPU, where one of the early callers that visited the victims receiving treatment at the Zonkwa Rural Hospital.
During the visit at the weekend, the SOKAPU President, Mr. Jonathan Asake, deposited sixty thousand naira as their contribution to reduce the hospital bills of the injured.
Speaking through the National Vice President of the Union, Mr. Awemi Maisamari, the SOKAPU President commended the Medical team of the Hospital for stabilizing the victims even without any financial commitment from either the family or government.
He condemned the unfortunate incident that let to the death of the young man and called for a thorough investigation to unravel the perpetraitors.
Mr. Asake however, advised the people to always be cautious in the way they react to issues to avoid being victims of circumstances.
Responding on behalf of the guardians of the victims, Mr. John Tagang whose son a bullet past through his chest, thanked SOKAPU for offsetting part of their medical bills and solicited the support of other well meaning individuals.
In a remark, the Medical Doctor, Zango Jones who operated on one worst hit victims, Mr. Augustine Anthony said, bullets perforated his intestines and ruptured part of his liver.
It would be recalled that not fewer than 13 Atyap persons where shot by soldiers at a road block at Unguwan Wakili, close to Zango Urban on Thursday, when Mr. Samuel Aruwan, Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs led other security operatives on their way to Zangon Kataf town to ascertain tense development after the murder of a school teacher on a farm, near Zangon Kataf.